Biography of Lester B. Thomson
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Thomson, Lester B., was born in Hoag's Corners, April 6, 1849, a son of Oliver C. Thomson. Lester B. was raised at Hoag's Corners and there educated. He went to Valatie at the age of sixteen years, and engaged as shipping clerk for John Snyder and was with him for six years. In 1867 he married Catherine Ayrault of Valatie, by whom five children have been born: Daniel E., Ernest C., Jamie (deceased), Kittie and Bessie C. He then went to Hudson and engaged in the manufacture of tinware for four years. He afterwards bought out a shop in West Troy and continued business for six years and in 1886 he came to Brainard Station and engaged in the mercantile business. He has been excise commissioner and school trustee for six terms. He is a member of Tsatsawassa Lodge No. 356, I. O. O. F., and the Rensselaer Encampment No. 96 of Sand Lake.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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